We’ve told you before that the type of grease gun you use depends on the task you face. But now, we’re going to go into detail about the specific differences between lever-actuated and pistol-grip grease guns. Refer to this post for information on battery-powered grease guns vs. manual grease guns.

Lever Actuated

  • Most common, least expensive
  • Supplies 1.28 grams of grease per pump
  • Requires two hands: one to hold extension on fitting, the other to pump grease
  • Typically see more user fatigue
  • More powerful that pistol grips, but less flexible
  • ONLY manual
  • Because it’s manual, it is easier to tell how much grease you’re using
Pistol Grip

  • Supplies .86 grams of grease per pump
  • Allows for one-handed pumping method
  • Typically sees less user fatigue
  • Smaller, more nimble. You can use these on hard-to-reach-places
  • Can be manual or electric
  • Battery powered = less control over how much grease you are outputting

 

Source: machinerylubrication.com